Now Boehner's Going to Israel
Speaker said to be heading to Jerusalem for Bibi's 'victory celebration'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2015 7:36 AM CDT
In this May 24, 2011, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio to make a statement on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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(Newser) – John Boehner's invite brought Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress earlier this month, and now it looks like the visit will be reciprocated. The House speaker is heading to Jerusalem over the next couple of weeks to meet with the Israeli PM, with a gaggle of GOP lawmakers in tow, CNN reports. The trip, reportedly set to kick off on March 31, is said to have been in the works even before this week's elections in Israel, but the visit is supposed to be part of a "victory celebration" for Netanyahu, per Haaretz. Boehner's office didn't answer a request for comment, CNN reports, and the Jerusalem Post notes that officials from the PM's office and at Israel's US embassy were similarly quiet.

 

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